Dr. 'Shawn Smith

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice



Office: CHBS Building, Room 5401
Phone: 540-831-5593
E-Mail: ssmith479@radford.edu


  • Ph.D., Old Dominion University
  • M.A., Old Dominion University
  • B.S., West Virginia University

Dr. Smith joined the Radford University faculty in 2016. 


Dr. 'Shawn Smith is a criminologist and assistant professor specializing in traditional and contemporary ecological crime modeling and public policy development.  Within these scopes, his recent research and pedagogy includes urban-to-rural comparisons in crime theory (U.S. and international), emerging technologies in criminal justice, and digital victimization (e.g., cybercrime).


Dr. Smith is a regular participant of several national and international conferences, and regularly mentors both undergraduate and graduate students in the pursuit of their respective research interests.  Of late, Dr. Smith has also been active in unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) implementation and literacy for criminal justice students and practitioners both on campus and the surrounding New River Valley community.